Energy Market Perspective

Energy Market Perspective

Black & Veatch's proprietary Energy Market Perspective is an information and planning resource for the energy industry that assesses how current energy industry trends will affect future fuel prices and asset performance. Infrastructure investors, utility leaders and asset owners use the Energy Market Perspective to support transactional due diligence, project financing, strategy development, portfolio optimization, and feasibility studies that include operating and revenue forecasts of prospective and existing assets.

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The Energy Market Perspective draws upon Black & Veatch’s vast knowledge and experience within the oil and gas markets, and our EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) capabilities within the power, water and telecommunications industries. We understand the costs required for new power plants – or for upgrading and maintaining existing assets – as well as transmission infrastructure and pipelines. We combine this capability with our fuel, market and regulatory consulting expertise to provide our clients with a more informed view of future energy markets.

Our analysis includes:

  • Detailed oil, coal and natural gas price forecasts, including outlooks for supply sources and infrastructure expansions.
  • 8,760 hours per year of electric energy prices, forecasted across 71 North American zones for a 25-year study period.
  • A forecast of Renewable Portfolio Standards compliance and generation sector carbon emissions.
  • Cost estimates for other environmental regulations including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule Remand, the Regional Haze Program, and analysis of the effect regulations could have on energy prices.
  • Inclusion of announced and projected retirements/additions of generating and transmission assets.

The Energy Market Perspective report is issued each January and is updated in June to reflect market changes. The viewpoint of the Energy Market Perspective features analytical neutrality. The perspective is neither "conservative" nor "aggressive" to advocate certain technologies or agendas.